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Principles of Bibliographical Description by  Fredson Bowers - Paperback - 1994 reprint, with New Introduction - 1994 - from About Books (SKU: 019285)

Principles of Bibliographical Description

Principles of Bibliographical Description by  Fredson Bowers - Paperback - 1994 reprint, with New Introduction - 1994 - from About Books (SKU: 019285)
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Principles of Bibliographical Description

by Bowers, Fredson

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New Castle, Delaware/ Winchester, Hampshire [U.K.]: Oak Knoll Press / St Paul's Bibliographies, 1994. BRAND NEW in perfect condition. Bright, shiny, clean, square and tight. Sharp corners. NOT a library discard. NO owner's name or bookplate. NOT a remainder. Fresh and crisp -- obviously never read. 1994. Reprint of the 1949 original, with a New Introduction. A landmark in the history of scholarship that is still the standard reference in the field. According to G. Thomas Tanselle, PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION is "one of the indisputable classics of twentieth-century scholarship... providing for the first time a comprehensive manual for the description of printed books as physical objects... The PRINCIPLES still holds its place as the central book to which those engaged in bibliographical work must continually return." Illustrated. Three appendices. Index. Bound in the original blue and white wraps, stamped in red. 6" wide by 9" tall.. 1994 reprint, with New Introduction. Softcover. New/No jacket. 8vo. xxv, 505pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.


From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"


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Principles of Bibliographical Description
Bowers, Fredson
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1994 reprint, with New Introduction
Oak Knoll Press / St Paul's Bibliographies
Place of Publication
New Castle, Delaware/ Winchester, Hampshire [U.K.]
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8vo. xxv, 505pp

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